The Internet plays an important role in how people learn, communicate, do business and go about their daily lives. We advise the Australian Government about all Australians having access to high-quality, reliable and affordable Internet services.

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Our Work

Stay Smart Online
Stay Smart Online

Learn how to protect your personal and financial information online.

Bureau of Communications Research
Bureau of Communications Research

The Bureau of Communications Research is our independent research unit. It analyses and publishes economic and statistical data in the communications sector.

Your guide to getting online, Digital Business
Digital Business

Want to get your business or community organisation online, but don’t know where to start? 

What's new

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Following public consultation, telecommunications carrier powers and immunities have been changed to better support the rollout...
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NBN Co has released its 2016 Corporate Plan and 2014-15 Annual Report, providing detailed information on the National Broadband...
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The Government has released use cases collected as part of a study into the new and innovate ways Australian organisations are...
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The Government has released new research on the levels of online copyright infringement in Australia and why people choose to...
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The Government has released its policy on providing telecommunications in new developments.

Policies (Internet)

The Interactive Gambling Act 2001

Published

It’s illegal to provide some interactive gambling activities, such as 'online casinos', to someone in Australia. Examples include roulette, poker, craps, online 'pokies' and blackjack. Any game of chance, including games of mixed chance and skill played over the internet, is prohibited under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 if it’s provided to someone who is physically in Australia....

Anti-Spam legislation

Published

Spam Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam Regulations 2004 Explanatory statement

Current consultations